August 2015

Back to School Giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with some local NYC bloggers that we love to bring you a great Back To School giveaway package! Check out what you can win: What Fantastic prizes will you be winning? 2 boxes of Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Cakes 2 boxes of Entenmann’s Little Bites Party Cakes Sara Lee Coupons valued at $4 Entenmann’s Coupons valued at $3 1 Sara Lee water bottle and 1 Little

Here There, Acá Allá Opening Reception at Bronx Documentary Center

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, August 29, 2015 6-9PM Free and Open to the Public ON VIEW August 30 – September 13, 2015 Thursday through Friday 3–7PM Saturday and Sunday 1-5PM Here There, Acá Allá Photographic dialogues between generations and cultures Curated by Susana Arellano and Rafael Gamo Here There, Acá Allá was possible through a collaborative effort between Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Masa, with the goal of making art accessible


DATE:                        Friday, August 28, 2015   TIME:                          11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   LOCATION:               Williamsbridge Oval                                     3225 Reservoir Oval East BRONX     DETAILS:                   Join NYC Parks for the Summer Sports Jamboree at Williamsbridge Oval Park!   The Summer Sports Jamboree highlights the most popular sports covered during the Summer Sports Experience program. This free event is recommended for all kids ages 6-17.   Activities include:   Arts and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, AUGUST 22   FAMILY ART PROJECT: DELICATE DRAGONFLY WINGS Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Wings over Wave Hill event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, AUGUST 23   FAMILY ART PROJECT: DELICATE DRAGONFLY WINGS Study these ancient

Nearby: Container Store Opens in Yonkers

Last week we had the chance to venture to nearby Yonkers to visit the newest Container Store location in Yonkers. Situated inside Ridge Hill, the new store isn’t too far from the Bronx and surrounded by some great things to do and eat for your drive up. To celebrate the opening, The Container Store invited us out for their grand opening party, and they did not disappoint. Lots of mingling,

Summer Chamber Music at Bartow Pell Mansion

On Sunday, August 23rd at 4:30 p.m. Armenian-American cellist Ani Kalayjian and French violinist Chloé Kiffer will perform romantic ethnic and folk music from Armenia to Hungary at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM). The one-hour, intermission-free concert in a magical setting on a late summer afternoon will appeal to both chamber music aficionados as well as those new to classical music. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online in advance

See For Yourself: The GB Qbit "Go Anywhere" Stroller

Living in NYC with children can both the most amazing experience in the world combined with the most challenging- especially for those who rely on public transportation for getting around. There are so many amazing places to see and visit, but sometimes the mission to get there makes you think twice about venturing out. As always, we love to find products and services that can help make life easier for

Fatherhood Image Film Festival

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 2-9PM The BDC welcomes back Fatherhood IMAGE FILM Festival (FiFF) on Saturday, August 22, from 2-9pm, for a day that showcases movies by local filmmakers and screenwriters on the topic of fatherhood. The festival, which is organized by the Harlem Professionals, has a mission to impact, gauge and assess the image of fathers in media. Schedule: 2:00PM: Student Films 2:30PM: FiFP Program Description 3:00PM: Short Film Presentation with Q&A

Leaving Your Phone Contract Behind with TextNow Wireless

Around a year ago, I decided to turn off my phone service and to survive on WiFi, with a cheap prepaid phone as my backup for emergency non-WiFi situations. I was tired of an insane phone bill, and realized I spent 90% of the time in either my cable provider’s hotspots or WiFi from whatever venue I was at. I really only used my data during commuting, and I wanted

A Taste of Summer at the Hard Rock Cafe

It’s already mid August! Which means time to make sure all of those items on the summer bucket lists are crossed off, beach time is logged, and last chance to enjoy those delicious summer drinks and foods before baked goods and pumpkin spice take over. So, The Bronx Bloggers headed over to the Hard Rock Cafe recently to sip on some summer cocktails and try the Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger